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and cowardly. that's for you to decide. it's clear, though, highlighting nra intransigence is part of the political strategy. the new cnn/"time" magazine poll hints at why momentum for change may be starting to fade. 56% now favor an assault weapons ban, compared to 62% immediately avenue town. 58% support a ban on extended magazines. last month that was 62%. however, expanded background checks remains very popular with 87% supporting checks on gun show purchases. we'll have more on the politics shortly. but first, the personal. two takes on what happened at the white house today. alexy haller, the uncle of noah pozner. along with colin goddard. colin was shot four times in a classroom at virginia tech. i was wondering what your reaction was to what you heard. >> based on what we heard before the announcement when the families met with the president and the vice president and during the announcement itself, i was satisfied and pleased to see that the administration is treating this so seriously. and i think the strong sense i got was that they were determined to make a major change
won't be winging it. that does it for us. erin burnett "outfront" starts right now. >>> the nra's flip-flop of background checks. why they say they're against them now. plus, bob -- and the man who fooled manti te'o comes clean and talks about his real romantic feelings. a bizarre unveiling. let's go "outfront." good evening. i'm erin burnett. tonight, major nra flip-flop. at a hearing today, the head of the gun group shared his thoughts on background checks and as you might guess, he is against them. but, he wasn't always. jim acosta has the story. >> please, i'm not trying to play games here. >> it flared up early when patrick leahy grilled lapierre over background checks. >> you do not support mandatory background checks in all >> we do not because the fact is, law right now is a failure the way it's working. >> as it turns out, he was for background checks at gun shows before he was against them. and said so in 1999. >> we think it's reasonable to provide mandatory, instant criminal background checks for every sale at every gun show. no loopholes anywhere for anyone. >> when he was
millions of gun owners and their ultrapowerful lobbying group the nra. the latest push coming from senator dianne feinstein, the california democrat who authored the nation's original ban on assault weapons in the 1990s, but this ban would reportedly be much more strict. it would trap current gun owners and outlaw the future sale of some handguns and shotguns. joe johns joins us from washington, i understand that senator feinstein will show up holding a bushmaster. >> reporter: we don't know if she'll be holding it but we know she is going to have some weapons present that would be banned under her proposal, that would include bushmaster, as you know, they're fairly well-known, a bushmaster was we believe used by the shooter in newtown, connecticut. now, we know the broad outlines of what feinstein is likely to promow propose. it's been public for weeks. we look for detail, we expect a revised ban on the so-called military style assault weapons led to believe that means banning the sale, transfer, importation or manufacturing of about 150 firearms, some rifles, even possibly handguns, shot
leader, has long been a big supporter of the nra and they have returned the favor politically to him. that is one of the reasons he won re-election in difficulty fashion in 2010. now in 2014 other democratic senators in swing states who are up. jon: up for re-election. >> that's right. jon: if they cast a vote that is seen to be against the interests of firearms owners, hunters and the like, they could be in real trouble? >> guns and nra are both very popular in states like alaska and montana and arkansas and south dakota where there's a hunting culture, and, those senators like mark begich in alaska, will he actually vote for a gun ban? that i think is very problematic for the president. you're hearing some of these democrats, either noncommittal and saying i think this goes too far. jon: i was a little surprised when i heard about the executive actions the president was taking. it didn't seem to amount to, you know, large steps? >> no, i think that's right. they were pretty small things. a couple of things that might make a difference are on mental health, particularly easing priva
lapierre executive vice president of the nra issues a fundraising letter saying this. i warned you this day was coming and now it's here. it's not about protecting your children. it's not about stopping crime. it's about banning your guns period. so what are we seeing here? a real political campaign. >> on the one side you have the grassroots organization that the obama for america team use. now, they can't coordinate with the white house, wolf, on this, but they are using all of their apparatus to get out their grass root supporters because what they are trying to do is mobilize voters in much the same way that the nra has done over the years, which is make people who are for some kind of gun regulation, single issue voters and come out and pressure members of congress who may be wavering in gun states and say to them, you know, we want something done. on the other side is the nra which has a huge grassroots organization. they are trying to mobilize their own voters. you saw that e-mail. we spoke yesterday about this provocative ad talking about the president'
area congressman said an attack ad released by the nra is dangerous. >>> a lawyer in san jose drafted an ordinance and presented it at a city council committee meeting yesterday. it calls for anyone in san jose who wants to own an assault weapon to be required to pass a mental health check and then turn the weapon over to police for safekeeping. if the owners want to check out the weapons, they would have to say. chuck reed says he's not sure it's a good idea for cities to make their own gun laws with the president taking it up on the national level. >>> some of the best companies 0 to work -- companies to work for are right here in the bay area. janine de la vega joins us with more and will tell us were with google starts the list. >> reporter: good morning. many will likely feel a sense of pride that their company is ranking high. perks like using free bicycles like this, also helps and that's just the beginning. now, the search engine giant offers employees free massages, free food and access to the three new wellness centers and seven acres for the complex. there are benefits r to
. the nra fighting against them before they were unveiled. the group's new add calls mr. obama an elitist hypocrite. because his children attend a school protected by armed guards. the white house called the ad repugnant and cowardly. >>> authorities are stepping up efforts to track down a serial bank robber who doesn't hesitate to use his assault weapon, a $100,000 reward being offered for tips leading to the arrest of the so-called ak-47 bandit. the suspect held up at least five banks last year in california, idaho and washington and he shot and wounded a police officer. the fbi believes that he's waiting to strike again. >> wow. >>> the aurora, colorado, movie theater, the site of the massacre in july, is officially reopening today. 2,000 tickets are being handed out to the survivors of the massacre, hospital workers and first responders. some survivors and relatives of the 12 people kill plan to attend. others are boycotting the event. >>> investigators in london are looking into whether the weather may have played a role in yesterday's deadly helicopter crash. the pilot and one perso
a larger debate about military style assault rifles. right after the nra's press conference. police commissioner of new york city ray kelly was angry at the press conference because he thought that the nra should have addressed military assault rifles. that there should have been some concession here. he was specifically talking about new york city. his jurisdiction. can we have a larger debate about this? does this law maybe prestage a larger national law. so military assault style rifle bans, these large capacities, ammunition clips. is that something we will see nationally? will that pass congress? is that something that needs to happen? i want to applaud the president for doing something. that something is probably not what we need to do. who is going to be affected by all of these laws? whether it's reducing the amount of rounds a weapon can handle? whether it's the modification of the weapon. it's only going to be the honest, innocent people that these new laws are going to effect. just like you said, tucker. the love these weapons are already on the street. you enact these ne
from the gun lobby. what are we hearing from. >> they the nra said they think this was an assault on firearms by the president. they got personal today. they put out an ad that basically talked about the president's own daughters and the security they have at their school and suggested in their words the president was an elitist hypocrite. take a listen. >> are the president's kids more important than yours? why see skeptical about putting armed security in their schools when they have armed guards at their school. jay carney immediately said this was completely out of bounds. he put out a statement most americans believe a president's childrens should not be used as pawns in the political fight. to go so far to make the children subject of attack ad repugnant. clear sign of day one of the president's proposals being laid out here that he has a major showdown on his hands, bill. >> bill: big battle starting second term. ed henry at the white house lawn tonight. u.s. carriers stop flying the 787 dream liner. just aheads details on the emergency that sparked this order and what it a
to mayor bloomberg about the president's new proposals for gun control and what he thinks of the nra. >> marco rubio yesterday was quoted as saying, nothing that the president is proposing would have stopped the massacre at sandy hook. do you agree? >> that's probably true. a woman had guns, it wasn't her son that -- i don't know if she ever went through a background check, but the son certainly didn't. he took his mother's guns and killed people. but that doesn't mean having fewer guns around is a better idea. it's that there are people that go through traffic lights. they just run a red light. does that mean we should getid of all traffic lights? no. in a ma crosense, these laws do work. >> and the ridiculist all at the toll of the hour. erin? >> anderson, thank you very much. >>> now our fifth story "outfront." we're going to talk about manti te'o, a victim or a conspirator? the mystery deepens tonight as we learn more about how the notre dame linebacker was supposedly tricked into an online relationship with a woman who did not exist. now, our ted rowlands is "outfront" on the no
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